Green vale Homes Garden Awards Evening

A group of young people from the Shawforth area of Rossendale picked up a first and third place finish in the annual Green Vale Homes Gardening Awards evening. The young people were delighted that they received acknowledgement for the hard work they had put into making a disused raised bed within their community into a colourful and vibrant talking point to be proud of. This project was funded through the charity Newground Together and with the help of Reachout staff and the kind donation of B&Q this project had such a successful outcome. The activity has promoted a sense of ownership of the area in addition to improving the group’s confidence, self esteem and teamwork skills.

The evening was a huge success with community members coming together to share their experiences, knowledge and success in a relaxed atmosphere.

Ian Whittaker (Senior Project Officer, Reachout Rossendale) “It is fantastic for the young people to receive recognition for the positive contribution that they have within their community.”

The staff and young people would like to thank to the staff at Green Vale Homes for all their support.